Hi! Since I think you asked me, my husband and I paid a bit extra every month. We also applied the profit from selling our condo to the mortgage, as well as a small inheritance of about $5k, and did a 20% down payment. But, the real way we did it was we both were working at a company that gave you a partnership (aka, big bonus) once a year, and we just sent it to the mortgage like we never even saw it for a few years. Paying off the mortgage has helped us let me stay home with the kids during the day (I work part time at night). We are thinking about moving to a bigger house, better school district, lower taxes, and shorter commute though, and we will have a $100k mortgage. But hopefully we can pay it off quickly by living very frugally. And with mortgage rates still low, we are thinking the time to move is now. Good luck with your payments!